Cowboys 2020 mock draft: Reloading the defensive backfield

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Dallas Cowboys 2020 NFL Draft

FRISCO, TEXAS – JANUARY 08: Team owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys talks with the media during a press conference at the Ford Center at The Star on January 08, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys will be focused on the offensive side of the ball in free agency. How can they reload their secondary in the 2020 NFL Draft?

The Dallas Cowboys have a massive to-do list in the 2020 offseason.

Not only do they have to figure something out with starting quarterback Dak Prescott, but the Cowboys also face the possibility of losing their top weapon in the passing game — wide receiver Amari Cooper — and two of their best defensive players (pass rusher Robert Quinn, defensive back Byron Jones).

While the Cowboys likely concede they will lose one or more of their key in-house free agents, they should be able to keep the main core of this team intact, specifically on the offensive side of the ball.

Dallas will attempt to get a long-term contract completed with Dak Prescott so they can at least free up the franchise tag to be used on someone else. One way or another, don’t expect Prescott to go anywhere in 2020 other than Dallas.

Amari Cooper may test the free agent waters if Dallas is forced to franchise tag Prescott, in which case, their draft strategy could drastically change. Dallas is already poised to lose Randall Cobb in free agency after he had a solid season with them in 2019.

Although the offense should not and will not be neglected in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cowboys’ primary needs are quite obviously on the defensive side of the football if you project them to bring back at least Prescott and Cooper.

How would they use the 2020 NFL Draft to revamp the defense in that case?

We used The Draft Network’s mock draft machine to put together this class for the Cowboys, revamping the secondary and adding to the offensive weaponry.

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